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Treating Flea Allergies in Dogs

Treating Flea Allergies in Dogs Dogs get itches when bitten by fleas. This is a normal reaction to fleabites. But there are many dogs that develop allergies to fleabites (yes, dogs have allergies too). Flea allergies could make your dog miserable to the point of concern.    And when you visit a vet, they tell […]

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Little golden oldies at Dogtown

Please help us to find homes for these 3 little golden oldies at DogtownSA. All three of these little golden oldies are social with other dogs and they are cat friendly too! Please help us to share their appeals so that we can find homes for them. Mowgli and Milo were surrendered together and we […]

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How To Accommodate a Pet-Owning Patronage

How To Accommodate a Pet-Owning Patronage  By Mary Jane Gallagher The race is always on for restaurateurs who want to capture a more cosmopolitan crowd and with the growing number of pet owners in South Africa, a dog-friendly restaurant is the way to go. Studies show that South Africans spend around R300 to R600 million on […]

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How to Stop Fido from Damaging Your Antiques

How to Stop Fido from Damaging Your Antiques By Mary-Jane Gallagher  Some of the most valuable antiques ever sold include a Pinner Qing Dynasty vase for $80.2 million and Leonardo Da Vinci’s Codex Leicester, which fetched $30.8 million. Can you imagine having one of these beauties and seeing it knocked over by your energetic pooch?  […]

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Dogs On Holiday: Prioritising Safety For Calm And Happy Travel

Dogs On Holiday: Prioritising Safety For Calm And Happy Travel By Mary-Jane Gallagher There are 3,300 pet-friendly Airbnb listings in South Africa, and taking your dog on holiday with you is becoming increasingly plausible. Travelling with your best friend is straightforward, but it requires some forward planning to make sure he’s safe and comfortable for the whole […]

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Want to Work With Dogs? Here’s How To Get Started

Want to Work With Dogs? Here’s How To Get Started By Mary-Jane Gallagher   In South Africa, the number of dogs is currently at an estimated 9.2 million and growing rapidly, according to statistics by Insight Survey. Since the dog population is so large, it has created multiple dog-related career opportunities that are not only lucrative […]

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Meet Copper

Dear Universe Please, please send me a forever family. Let me tell you a little bit more about me, so you know who to send my way! I am an active girl so lazing around all day simply wont do 😉 We get one life, we need to make the most of it. Let’s go […]

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Spay It Forward

Hi friends, I take great pride in this little project of mine, but we are in trouble. We have only assisted with 24 sterilizations so far this year, but our funds have completely run out and as things are now, we are not able to sterilize even one more dog or cat  Spay It Forward […]

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Effective Ways To Exercise Your Dog During Lockdown

Effective Ways To Exercise Your Dog During Lockdown By Mary-Jane Gallagher Now that the confirmed number of Coronavirus cases in South Africa nears 1,000, a country-wide lockdown has been imposed. One of the most worrying things for dog owners that have just adopted a dog is that the health minister has banned owners from walking their […]

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Easy Indoor Exercises For You And Your Dog

Easy Indoor Exercises For You And Your Dog By Mary-Jane Gallagher Winter may still be a few months away, but there is already a distinct nip in the air to remind us that cold (and possibly wet) weather is on its way. While the typical South African winter is not nearly as inclement as winters elsewhere in […]

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